Jubal Harshaw

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Jubal Harshaw is a fictional character featured in Stranger in a Strange Land, a novel by Robert A. Heinlein.

One of the novel's major characters, he is described as: "Jubal E. Harshaw, LL.B., M.D., Sc.D., bon vivant, gourmet, sybarite, popular author extraordinary, neo-pessimist philosopher, devout agnostic, professional clown, amateur subversive, and parasite by choice." The main character of the novel, Valentine Michael Smith, founds a church and enshrines Harshaw as the patron saint, much to Harshaw's chagrin.

The character's name was chosen by Heinlein to have unusual overtones, like Jonathan Hoag.[1]

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Harshaw also appears in three later Heinlein novels:


  1. ^ J. Neil Schulman (1999-01-31). The Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana. p. 170. ISBN 1-58445-015-0.

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